On Lilacs and Desire

#OnLilacsanddesire #Poetry15 #April2021

T.S. Eliot famously said, “April is the cruelest month”—well, the speaker of his poem, “The Wasteland” said this—and every year, I both want to roll my eyes at this statement and on a cold, rainy day nod my head and say, “OK, fine. I can agree.” (Sidebar: I saw that the T.S. Eliot estate actually flagged a tweet by a writer who was riffing off of this p…

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